Author: dannybz123

DBZ is Back at New York Foodie

 

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Me in ROME

2018

 

Hey Guys, “I’m Back!” Somehow I lost my password for my Dashboard that I run sever websites from, including Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke.com (this Site),  Big-Lebowski-Cookbook.com , Greenwich-Village-Italian.com , Vinyl-n-Vines.com ,  and NY-Foodie.com.

None of the Sites were down. They were all up and running, it’s just that I couldn’t get to the dashboard of each to make Post, so consequently there have’t been any posts on any of these sites for 3 months. I started a couple of New Sites in order to make posts, as I wasn’t sure if I would ever be able to get back on the sites, so I have another Author Website for myself at Daniel-Bellino-Zwicke . 

I also started a new site for Positano , and The Amalfi Coast . Please stay tuned, I will start posting again on all these sites.

Thanks,

Daniel

KFC Fried Chicken Secret Reccipe

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COLONEL HARLAND SANDERS

SECRET RECIPE

KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN

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SECRET 11 HERBS & SPICES

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LEARN HOW to MAKE

A BUCKET of CHICKEN at HOME

“Do You LOVE KFC KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN” ???

Of Course You Do !

Who Doesn’t?

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YOU CAN MAKE IT at HOME

The RECIPES is Inside The BADASS COOKBOOK

“JUST IMAGINE IT”

Making Your Own KFC KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN at HOME

At Can Even TASTE BETTER Than at KFC

Follow the DIRECTIONS and RECIPE in The BADASS COOKBOOK

Just imagine making it fresh at home the way Colonel Harland Sanders Origianlly made it, FRESH !  Yes, Beleive it or not, if you follow the directions and make it fresh with the same recipe from Colone Sanders, your KENTUCK FRIED CHICKEN can TATSE EVEN BETTER than you can get at KFC. “No Kidding.”

What’s Better Than That” ??

 

Make Your Own MayoChup Secret Recipe

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In Order for Your KENTUCKY FRIED CHICKEN to Taste as GOOD or BETTER

Than at KFC , you have to follow the ORIGINAL RECIPE and DIRECTIONS

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Make FRIED CHICKEN just like COLONEL SANDERS

 

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The Corner Bistro

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The CORNER BISTRO
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Happy to see Corner Bistro’s Burger can still make it to # 1 Best of New York list these days. I’ve been eating Cheeseburgers there since 1984. Yes 26 Years of Bistro Burgers. Back then, the Burger at the Corner Bistro was for Year-After-Year thee perennial favorite, # 1, Top, Best Burger in New York, rated by the Top and most Powerful food Authorities of the day, New York Magazine, The NY Times, Cue Magazine, The Post, The Village Voice, GQ, Bob Lape on 7’s Eyewitness News, The Daily News, so on and so forth. Nine out of ten people, newspapers, and news agency’s, The Bistro Burger was always “Tops,” # 1. It no longer is. And it was tops for some 30 years. Quite a run. Sadly the quality of the Burger has gone down a bit, and there are numerous chemistry better, tastier Burgers in town. Shake Shack get my Vote for the Top, New York’s best Burger, with Bills Bar and Burger and Peter Luger not far behind. But the Shake Shack Burger has all the proper elements that come together and make for perfect chemistry of, dear I say, “The Perfect Burger.” Well if not the perfect Burger, New York’s Best, or at least amongst the Best, everyone has their opinion. Some not as qualified as others. As I’ve been eating the East Coast’s Best Burgers since childhood, and being a former Chef Culinary Professional, I have greater qualifications than most.

The Shake Shack Burgers elements that make it so good, are: Top Quality Beef, Just the right size and thickness, not too thin nor too thick, which unfortunately many think makes a burger is better, the thicker it is. Not so. A 6 oz., 3/4″ Burger is Best and it has to be cooked on a Flat-Top Grill cooking in its own fat to qualify amongst the best. Cooking on a grated grill, just won’t do. You’ll often get terribly overcooked hard spots, losing all important beef fat for the burger to cook in. You’ll need a good hamburger bun, toasted preferred, not too fancy, and a major No-No is the use of an English Muffin. Though i Love them for breakfast, English Muffins are a terrible choice, pairing to a Burger. the Burger has to be properly cooked
And one of thee most important rules to a great Burger, it can’t cost more than $6.50, and about $4.50 is even better. The Shake Shake burger meets all these requirements, even exceeding them.
   

Back to the Bistro Burger. For nostalgias sake and Price to value ratio, combined with the great old New York Bar ambiance, The Bistro Burger always makes it on my Top 10 List. As the Post states, to be able to get a great burger for just $6.50 with Beers at $2.75 in one of New York’s few remaining Bohemian Bars, and in Greenwich Village? A combination that just can’t be beat.




by Daniel Bellino Zwicke



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A CLASSIC BISTRO BURGER






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RECIPE for The PERFECT BURGER 



in The BADASS COOKBOOK

The Menu


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CHEESEBURGER 
 
at The CORNER BITRO

RECIPES in The BADASS COOKBOOK.

The CORNER BISTRO
 
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The BIG LEBOWSKI COOKBOOK

LEARN HOW to MAKE PERFECT STEAK

COWBOY CHILI

TACOS

BURITOS

BURGERS

and ???

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Remembering ANTHONY BORDAIN

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Friday June 8, 2018 is quite a sad day. We mourn the loss of the great and irriplaceable Anthony Bourdain, a man loved and venerated by many. I hero to some as with I. We loved watching Tony travel the World, devouring it, and enjoying every minute of it, as only Tony could do. Anthony has his own special charm and sardonic humor and wit that was all his own, uniquely Bourdain, ad this is why those of us wo loved and enjoyed Anthony will miss him, and for another bright light snuffed out, we mourn his loss, but remember him fondly. Farewell Tony, you will be profoudly missed. Good Bless and Rest in Peace.

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

Make Your Own MayoChup Secret Recipe

MayoChup

 

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LEARN HOW to MAKE YOUR OWN  “2018’s HOTTEST NEW THING”

 

MAYOCHUP RECIPE :

INGREDIENTS :

1/4 Cup Best Quality Mayonnaise (We like Hellmann’s)

1/4 Cup Best Quality TOMATO KETCHUP (We like HEINZ)

 

Directions :

  1. Place both the MAYONAISE and The KETCHUP in a Small glass or ceramic bowl.

2.  Mix together with a spoon until both  ingredients are thoroughly incorporated.

Congradulations! You have just made your first batch of MayChup. Spread it on Sandwiches, Burgers, and Hotdogs, or use it as a dip. Enjoy!

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

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The BADASS COOKBOOK

SECRET RECIPES

KFC FRIED CHICKEN

SHAKE SHACK BURGER

BADASS BBQ SAUCE

PRIZE WINNING CHILI

and More …

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HELLMANN’S REAL MAYONNAISE

The BEST

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ROCK N ROLL With Your COFFEE

Coffee

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This Painting Perfectly Typifies GROUNDED COFFEE
 
As There are Numerous NUDES hanging on The CAFE WALLS
 
 
 

Today is Thursday April 5th 2018, and my second time at Grounded Coffee Cafe on Jane Street in Greenwich Village, New York. My second trip in 2 days and certainly not my last, as for sure I will come here many more times. This is a great little cafe in a World were cafeshave become few and far between. Well in New York anyway. And to be more specific, in Manhattan and downtown in Greenwich Village, a place that should have many wonderful cafes in each and every part of this wonderful neighborhood that we call The Village. 

For many years, the only cafes in the whole of Manhattan were more or less in just two spots. Those two placces being Little Italy and Greeniwch Village where you had Caffe Dante, Caffe Reggio , Caffe Borgia, Caffe Vivaldi and others. Did you notice that these places are caffes spelled with tow F’s and not one as most people know as in cafe. Two ffs is the Italian way to spell Caffe and al these caffes mention were of the Italian Variety, not French and not American like this one, Grounded Coffee. Well it’s not even called a cafe, but never-the-less it is, and a very good one at that. Grounded Coffee has eeverything a great cafe needs : # 1 they’ve got Great COFFEE which is and absolute must. Two, the place is comfortable and welcoming and has the kind of vibe a good cafe needs. Three, they place great Music, which helps to make the great vibe. Four they have cool people, both the Employees and the customers made of the usual cafe sprinkling of students, writers, artist, and ordinary people who love good Coffee or Tea, and being out in cafes, whether on their own ; reading, writing, surfing the Net, or simply just hanging out, relaxing and enjoying their cafe beverage of choice. And number 5, in this day and age (Now 2018) Free and good Wifi.

 
 
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“They Don’t Play any CRAP RAP Music at GROUNDED. Just Good Old ROCK ROLL Like The ROLLING STONES, AEROSMITH, The WHO, The DOORS, and more.”
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Grounded Coffee has been open since 2004 and me being the Cafe-Hound that I am, I can’t beleive it took me so long to find this place. I came across the place one night walking around the Village. I just peeked my head in to chceck it out to see if it was the kind of Cafe that I like and if I would want to come back. It was. It is. About a week ago I thought about it when I wanted to go to a cafe one night and didn’t want to go to one of my usual places but was hankering for something new. I thought about Grounded and wanted to go there, but couldn’t remember exactlt where it was and didn’t feel like walking around aimlessly for 20 minutes or so, so I didn’t even give it a shot. Two nights ago on my way over to Western Beef to buy some Sweet Italian Sausages for my Sauce, I just happened to pass by, a boy I was happy I did. I had plenty of time to get over to the grocery store so I decided to pop into Grounded and have a Coffee and finally check out the scene in this good old cafe. Well it was wonderful. The cafe was nice and relaxing, they played Great Music (Great CLASSIC ROCK), like The ROLLING STONES, and the vibe was nice. Speaking of the Vibe, it was the sort of Hippy-ish with its numerous Ceiling Fans, many potted and hanging Plants, Mix & Match Furniture, and Art Students Paintings hanging on the walls. It was Love at First Sight. I  ended up staying 2 and a half  hours before heading out to get my Sausage & Tomatoes  for the SAUCE

So, anyway, that’s it for now. Plain and simple, Grounded Coffee is a Great Cafe and a gift to the neighborhood of Greenwich Village and the People of NEW YORK and the many tourist who visit our Great City.

I Thank You, The PEOPLE of GRANDED COFFEE ,

Daniel Bellino Zwicke

 

They Play GREAT MUSIC

Mostly CLASSIC ROCK :

“I LOVE IT” !!!
Today’s Set List :

SWEET – YOU LOVE IS LIKE OXYGEN

FREE RIDE by Grand Funck Railroad

The ROLLING STONES – Gimme Shelter


CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL
DONOVAN “LOLA”

PINBALL WIZARD – 



The WHO

PINK FLOYD DARK SIDE of THE MOON


LED ZEPPELIN

JIM MORRISON

The DOORS



STEPPINWOLF “MAGIC CARPET RIDE”

MARK BOLAN “GET IT ON BANGA GONG” 

JEFFERSON AIRPLANE “DON’T YOU WANT SOMEBODY TO LOVE” ?

and Much MORE …

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Ozersky America Best burger

 

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The late great JOSH OZERSKY once proclaimed The BURGER at Raouls’ French Bistro on Prince Street in Soho, New York “America’s Best Burger.” Well, the Burger is pretty Dam Good but we don’t think we’d proclaim it the Best in America. Maybe among America’s Best, but we’d not say America’s Single # 1 Best Burger in the USA. We loved Josh, we miss him and his wonderfully unique style and utter enthusiasm, and that when he loved something, he call it “New York’s Best,” or America’s Best as in the case for Josh’s love for the Burger at Raoul’s of which just 12 are made per night.

We highly respect Josh and his decision, and Josh was usually right or not far off the mark, so we’ll call The Burger at Raoul’s one of New York’s Best, or one of America’s most wonderful Burgers, just not the single best.

Basta !

 

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Inside Raoul’s

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A Night at RAOUL’S

Soho

NEW YORK

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REMEMBERING JOSH OZERSKY

RIP

 

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The BADASS COOKBOOK

Learn The Secrets

to a GREAT BURGER

And How to Make The PERFECT STEAK

 

Slow Italian Wine Eataly NewYork

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With TOMASO PEPITONE (L) Robert D and MYSELF (R)

SLOW WINE NEW YORK 2018

EATALY DOWNTOWN

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BORGOGNO

Long One of The World’s Great BAROLO HOUSES

They Did Not Disappoint 

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Antica Casa Scarpa

The House of ANTICA CASA SCARPA was for me the overall winner as far as having the Best Selection on their table. It was Amazing, starting with : Barbera d Asti “La Bogliona” , a wonderful Brachetto Secco (Dry Brachetto) and the undisputed Winner of The Event, The Barbaresco Casa Scarpa 1989 was Kick Ass and probably the Best Wine I’ve Had so far this year (2018). I really enjoyed the tasting at this table, it was superb.

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Ran into my Old Buddy ALEX at EATALY

Alex and I Opened DEL POSTO Back in 2006

ALEX was a Valued SOUS CHEF and BANQUET CHEF

While I was The MANAGER of The ENOTECA at DEL POSTO

We Worked Dam Hard and Had Fun Working Together along

with The Great MARK LADNER who was The EXECUTIVE CHEF

at DEL POSTO

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BUSSIATTA

The BUSSIATTA PASTA con SALSICCIA e RAPINI made by Alex and his team and was out of this World. So good that I had 5 portions over the course of 5 hours, along with  , #ProsciuttoDiParma MORTADELLA , PECORINO , and SALAMI and GORGONZOLA . “I kept going back to the Bussiatta.” Awesome !!!

RECIPE

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BAROLO “CANNUBI” BARALE FRATELLI 2013

This BAROLO was Awesome and one of my favorites of the Event. Quite Delicious and perfectly in balance, this was Text Book Barolo at its Best. Bravo Barale Fratelli, you’ve done a great job with this one.

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SLOW WINE TOUR NEW YORK 2018
 
 
EATALY DOWNTOWN
 
March 1 , 2018
 
 
NEW YORK
 
“GOING to The Most IMPORTANT ITALIAN WINE TASTING of The YEAR Today”
TRE BICCHIERI 2018
NEW YORK , NY 
 
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The PRICES at EATALY are EXTRA EXPENSIVE
and Way TOO HIGH !!!
For MUCH BETTER VALUE “SHOP YOU LOCAL MARKETS”
We SUGGEST DePALO’S on GRAND STREET in LITTLE ITALY
FAICCO’S on BLEECKER STREET and in BROOKLYN
or RUSSO’S on East 11th STREET, East Village, NEW YORK
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 SUNDAY SAUCE
DANIEL BELLINO ZWICKE
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Old School New York Butcher Shops

 

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PINO PRIME MEATS
Sullivan Street , GREENWICH VILLAGE , New York
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Pino’s Italian Butcher Shop
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Pino is the proprietor of Pino’s Prime Meats, a butcher shop on Sullivan Street in lower Manhattan. Pino’s establishment, with its hand-lettered signs and 19th-century fixtures, is a little piece of old New York, and sometimes it feels like a little piece of the Old World, too, as friends passing by the door sing out “Ciao, Pino!” (More Italian is spoken at Pino’s than in certain quarters of Florence or Venice.) Pino has been carving up sheep, pigs and cattle since he was a teenager in the Sicilian town of Castrofilippo, and you might say that meat is in his blood. When I asked him about his family, this was his answer: “My grandfather was a butcher. My father was a butcher. My brothers are butchers. My brother-in-law. My sister-in-law. My nephew and my other nephew—butchers. My son is a butcher.” And I, fool that I am, thought I could spend an afternoon at Pino’s side and learn how to take apart a steer. I might as well have tried to master rocket science by watching an episode of Lost in Space.
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Picture of AL PACINO in CORLEONE SICILY
The GODFATHER
The SOPRANOS as Well
In the window at PINO’S
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To watch Pino in action is to see an uncanny blend of brute strength and magic. With an unerring pass of his knife, he separates a thick layer of fat from the ribs as easily as if he were cutting a deck of cards. Moments earlier, though, when he took a hacksaw to those ribs, he leaned into it with a force that made me understand why he’d spent the morning in physical therapy. His shoulder has been bothering him since December, when night after night he stayed up late, sawing through bones to meet 182 orders for Christmas roasts.
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FLORENCE PRIME MEATS
ITALIAN BUTCHER SHOP
Jones Street GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK
“HOME of The NEWPORT STEAK”
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Our THREE NEWPORTS From FLORENCE MEAT MARKET,  GREENWICH VILLAGE
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A piece of Tri-Tip Sirloin in one piece didn’t sell well in Jack Obaldi’s butcher shop so Jack cut the Tri-Tip Sirloin into 3-4 individual Steaks from the one triangular cut of beef .. He named the Steak after the Nike-like logo on a box of Newport Cigarettes and the rest is history as they say .. Florence Prime Meat Market is still open on Jones Street in Greenwich Village and that’s where I get my Newports, either there or at Pino’s Prime Meats on Sullivan Street which cuts a Great Newport and makes tasty home-made Italian Sausages as well .. Pino’s is great, but I prefer and give an edge to Florence Market as they are the originator of the Newport and they look of the shop is much “Cooler” with all its original old fixtures … 
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Inside Florence Italian Butcher Shop with all its original equipment and decor.
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ALBANESE MEAT MARKET 
 
Elizabeth Street ..NEW YORK  NY
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OLD SCHOOL ITALIAN BUTCHER
Where Catherine Scorsese Shopped for Meat
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ALBANESE MEAT MARKET SCORSESE FAMILY BUTCHERS
Across the street from The Scorsese Family apartment on Elizabeth Street, Little Italy       New York was the Scorsese family Butcher.
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GRANDMA BELLINO’S SICILIAN COOKBOOK

RECIPES FROM MY SICILIAN NONNA

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FAICCO’S PORK STORE / ITALIAN BUTCHER

Bleecker Street , GREENWICH VILLAGE

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Fresh Italian Sausages and House-Made Sopresseta are Famous at FAICCO’S

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Great Italian Sandwiches Too !!!


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SUNDAY SAUCE

WHEN ITALIAN AMERICANS COOK


INSIDE




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ALBANESE BUTCHER SHOP


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The Albanese Meats and Poultry Market had its humble beginning in New York City’s famous “Little Italy” in 1923.

Started by Moe-the-Butcher’s father and mother, Vincenzo and Mariannina (Mary), the Albanese Family has been serving the very finest meats and poultry for nearly 85 years.

In a part of the city overrun with butchers, pork stores, and Italian deli’s, Albanese Meats and Poultry distinguished itself by catering to their customers and exclusively serving many of the specialty meats and holiday favorites desired by the mostly Italian immigrant community at that time.

Then in the early 50’s, Moe, after finishing college, joined the family business, as the success of the store on Elizabeth Street allowed them to expand their footprint on the Lower East Side with another store near the Williamsburg Bridge.

With his father close by his side, this is where Moe learned the trade and honed his skills as a Master Butcher- excelling in the art of skinning and butchering while formulating a keen eye for buying only the finest cuts of meat.

Then with the untimely passing of Vincenzo in 1954, the new shop was closed and Moe put aside his aspirations of attending medical school to join his mother on Elizabeth Street. He’s been there ever since.

Mary and Moe worked together on Elizabeth Street for nearly 50 years until her passing at the age of 97 in 2002. Now, Moe carries on the business and the great family tradition- serving only the finest cuts of meat with the same enjoyment and enthusiasm as the old days.



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The LOBEL’S of LOBEL’S PRIME MEATS

Better Have a THICK WALLET THOUGH

A PORTERHOUSE STEAK will set you back $120 or More at Lobel’s

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A LOBEL’S PORTERHOUSE STEAK

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Ottomanelli & Sons

Italian Butcher Shop that specializes in WILD GAME as Well as STEAKS and all the Usual Suspects … BLEECKER STREET GREENWICH VILLAGE , NEW YORK

 

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THE RAGU BOLOGNESE COOKBOOK
 
by DANNY BOLOGNESE
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PICTURE of SINATRA
 
with TONY
 
owner of The Marechiare Bar
 
aka TONY’S NUTHOUSE
 
on MULBERRY STREET
 
Now it’s The MULBERRY STREET BAR
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